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Suing without a lawyer... What do I have to look forward to?

Suing without a lawyer... What do I have to look forward to? After one year of being with an attorney I'm now on my own. I ran out of money. We just filed the petition last week and I'm getting ready to serve it but my lawyer can't help me any more. In fact, I'm left to reading books about what I need to do. I'm suing a group of men for breach of fiduciary duty and defamation (among others), and the defendants lawyer is about to contact me for the first time since my lawyer has been off the case. I need to know how the process works... Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. It's going to be pretty strange questioning the defendants on the stand, how do people in my situation do that?

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As far as peremptory challenges go, can you challenge a

As far as peremptory challenges go, can you challenge a judge assigned by master calendar?

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My husband got called to jury duty in orange county

my husband got called to jury duty in orange county california. he was schedule on the 18th of May. He went and got called into a court room. case was continued and he came backto the court next day. same thing happened. now they want him to go back to the court a third time for jury selection on this wed. he has a paid for business trip-an important one that he has to go to. what can the court do to him for not showing up on wed.

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In a common sense case if a person wasn't seen a the crime

In a common sense case if a person wasn't seen a the crime breaking in a home and no one witness the crime.In the State of Florida can a person be convicted on a palm print through a agency without showing documentation of a person. If a person had a trail and the trail was hung jury can a judge retail the case after he giving his word on a mistrail

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Zoey, JD

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To what extent can a case be publicized, legally that is? I

To what extent can a case be publicized, legally that is? I have a situation where I'm about to file against a group of very well kniw businessmen and I have hired an attorney yet but I'm getting very different opinions... One is telling me that the papers will pick up on it and that we shouldn't do anything and the other is saying the exact opposite, he's wanting to push for the publicity in a couple different cities. I don't want to be accused of malicious activity but I kind of like that idea? What does the law say about this?

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Asad Rahman

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I was pulled over and the officer said he paced

I was pulled over for speeding and the officer said he paced me. the dash cam shows me passing the officer and the car he was following but has no speed anywhere. He did not use a radar gun. There is no set distance in Illinois or training for pacing. There is also no department policy on pacing. How is this legal. He said I was doing 61 in a 45 but I know this to be a lie as I looked at my speedometer when I went past the cop. the audio has been erased from the dash cam. He had pulled out of a parking lot and almost hit me and I blew my horn at him which I assume made him mad and 30 seconds later I was pulled over

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Loren

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I have a question: i have a DUI trial set 22nd and

I have a question: i have a DUI trial set for Jan 22nd and jury selection is Jan 19. Just on whim and out of curiosity I looked up my court records on the state website. What I noticed was that my attorney waived my right to a speedy trial without my knowing after months of me asking why things were taking so long and what happened to my right to due process and a speedy trial. The excuse she gave me was that its just the system and the original DA resigned and they had to wait until they hired a new one. Now mind you this process started on 3/26/15 and waiver to a speedy trial was filled on 8/11/15. What can I do at this point? I did email my attorney about an hour ago making her aware of my findings and asking for an explanation.

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When deciding to attempt to negotiate a plea deal, how does

When deciding to attempt to negotiate a plea deal, how does the media find out before anything is finalized, and can this cause a mistrial?

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LegalKnowledge

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I was plaintiff in premise liability case,i live in Colorado

I was plaintiff in premise liability case,i live in Colorado ,, cement stair disintegrated due to structural rusting of stair .lost the case,, questions I have on judges behavior . he starts speaking with comment ,",this shouldn't go past Thursday cause I have things to do on Friday ".. he would not let a mental health (psychologist) testify.. at first she took the stand ,, judge asks if she takes notes ,, in Colorado mental health r not required to provide notes ,, he dismissed witness without letting her testify. even though she is frequently testifying in same court ( not same judge)so this judge was a defense attorney for railroad for 20 years, his demeanor and comments had a hint of disdain fpr personal injury etc,, nothing said though ,, the jury requested that crucial testimony by property manager be reviewed,,judge refused saying this was being recorded and wont be transcribed till next week so there was no way to play back the testimony .. but the biggest question,, jury selection ,, there was a room full of potential jurors,,the judge restricted the pool from 30 to the front row,another words ,he restricted the potential jury pool to 10 instead of my lawyers having access to the 30 potential jurors brought into courtroom and questionaires. This resulted in a defense attorney being the last juror from the front row of the judges limited pool .. who was next in the seating of the front ro,resulting in a defense attorney being on the jury , the judge then chose the juror to be alternate ..leaving one woman left on the jury ,,not that matters but had he used the last person to be alternate ,,,,,OK SO HERES THE WUESTIOON ,,CAN A JUDGE LIMIT THE JURY POOL FROM 30 TO THE FRONT ROW OF POTENTIAL JURPORS ? CAN HE CHANGE THE DUE PROCESS OF JURY SELECTION BY RESTRICTING THE POOL FROM 30 10 FRONT ROW SEats..Sorry bout the caps ,,mistakenly hit caps.....so any answers or opinions on what I have given you is welcomed

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Dimitry K., Esq.

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